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Parents guide and Volunteer Background Check Form

Please use the above link to access both parent guide and volunteer background check form. Thank You.

General Information Inquiries

email dgybinformation@gmail.com or click the envelope

2024 DGYB White Sox Family Outing

REGISTER FOR THE 2024 DGYB Family White Sox Outing!

Click here to register!!

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2024- CHICAGO WHITE SOX v. COLORADO ROCKIES 

  • Pre-Game Parade (1 Hour Prior to first pitch)  - DGYB players, families, and coaches parade around the field. (Enter at the Guaranteed Rate Field Gate 1 in center field.) Ticket price includes the parade ticket. You will need the separate parade ticket in order to walk around the field.
  • Updated Game Time @ 6:10pm
  • Tickets are $35
  • REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR DGYB SOX HAT & JERSEY TO THE GAME!
  • SPECIAL AFTER GAME EVENT: Performance by country singer-songwriter Jordan Davis

Please note before proceeding:

  • Tickets purchased after June 19th might not be available for team distribution on June 22nd; however such tickets will be in the general area of your team and we will notify you of the arrangements to pick up these tickets. 
  • Know your player's League [Instructional (ages 6 & 7), Rookie (age 8), Single A (age 9), AA (ages 10 & 11), AAA (ages 11 & 12), Babe Ruth American (ages 13-15), or Babe Ruth National (ages 14-16)] and Team Manager's name before ordering your tickets. If you do not have a registered player, you may purchase tickets as a guest, and an account is not required.
  • To navigate through the registration pages, select the 'Continue' button at the bottom of each screen. (Disregard the menu on the left side, as that is a guide to show you where you are in the process and number of steps remaining).
  • Visa, MasterCard,or Discover payments are accepted. Online payments only. Please NO OFFLINE orders. Thank you.

2024 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The DGYB Board of Directors held the annual General Membership meeting on Thursday, May 2nd 7PM at The Perfect Swing 8251 Lemont Rd, Darien 60561. Chairman Justin Miller  delivered state of the program remarks. Director Jim Sharwarko  reviewed the current financial state of the organization.  League President and Nominating Committee Chair Rob Rooney supervised the election of officers. For 2024 both Vice-Chair and Treasurer are on the ballot.  Unfortunately no candidate for Vice-Chair became available. Jim Sharwarko was re-elected by those present to be Treasurer for another 2-year term ending in Spring 2026. Many Thanks to Jim and his family for his many years of service to the community. DGYB consistently provides a fun and enjoyable recreational baseball experience for families in our community. Your feedback is vital to helping the organization better serve the participants.

Thank You for your support!

DGYB Board of Directors

2024 Spring Registration Notice

Welcome to the 2024 Spring Season for Downers Grove Youth Baseball (DGYB). 

Currently there is a wait list for the 6 to 8-years-olds. To be added to the waitlist, please email jmiller.dgyb@gmail.com.

Now that teams have been chosen and practice has begun, you will need to contact DGYB at dgybinformation@gmail.com or jmiller.dgyb@gmail.com in order to complete the registration process. There may be a wait list for certain ages.

Click here or on the baseball to the right to register!

DGYB offers Baseball Leagues for children ages 6 through 16. The Leagues are divided among age groups specified below. More information about the Leagues can be found at the Leagues webpages at these links: 

Developmental (Ages 6-8)

Youth Leagues (Ages 9-12)

Babe Ruth League (Ages 13-16)  

PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY REGARDING AGES, REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND LATE FEES.

For Instructional (Ages 6-7), Rookie (Age 8), and Youth Leagues (Ages 9-12) the baseball age is based on the player's age as of August 31, 2024.  DGYB Babe Ruth Prep 13 includes all players who will be 13 as of August 31, 2024. For ages 14-16 Babe Ruth League follows the national organization age cutoff of April 30, 2024.

We expect registration for ages 6-8 to be full by February 28, 2024. After that date there may be a wait list. School-based team rosters for ages 6-8 will be filled based in registration date order. 

Don't delay registering. Teams for ages 9-12 will be drafted in mid-March. Players registering after teams are selected will be randomly assigned to teams.

Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) teams will be drafted in early April. There may be a wait list for players who register after March 31.

Downers Grove Youth Baseball
Spring 2024 Registration
From To League Baseball Age In-District Fee
9/1/2017 8/31/2018 Instructional 6 $150
9/1/2016 8/31/2017 Instructional 7 $150
9/1/2015 8/31/2016 Rookie 8 $185
9/1/2014 8/31/2015 Youth 9 $210
9/1/2013 8/31/2014 Youth 10 $210
9/1/2012 8/31/2013 Youth 11 $210
9/1/2011 8/31/2012 Youth 12 $210
5/1/2010 8/31/2011 Babe Ruth 13 $285
5/1/2009 4/30/2010 Babe Ruth 14 $285
5/1/2008 4/30/2009 Babe Ruth 15 $285
5/1/2007 4/30/2008 Babe Ruth 16 $285

Out-of District Fee is extra

Players who reside outside HS District 99 boundaries are charged an additional $50 Park District Fee.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

TEAMS

Teams are selected in early March for ages 6-8, late March for ages 9-12, and early April for ages 13-16. Players/Parents will be notified on what team they are placed via email from the team manager.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

  • Registration for Spring 2024 is to be completed on-line at www.dgyb.org.
  • Please complete each section of the form.
  • To support our mission, each player and parent/guardian must review and agree to the established Code of Conduct and Waiver provided in this registration form.
  • In order to receive updates from your coach, league and event information, please check 'yes' in the box in the parent/guardian profile section. DGYB is respectful of your privacy and will not use your contact information to solicit information.
  • The following online payments are accepted:  Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or online electronic transfers from your checking account.
  • Don't delay registering. Players ages 6-8 who register after February 28 may be placed on a wait list.
  • Teams for ages 9-12 will be drafted in mid-March. Players registering after teams are selected will be randomly assigned to teams.
  • For ages 13-16 the teams will selected in early April and registration will be open at least through March 31st.

Play Ball,

DGYB Board 0f Directors

Bat Rules for ages 9 - 12, (A, AA, AAA)

All new bats that bear the USABaseball licensing mark are permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.

Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2022.

Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABaseball mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

Prep13 Fall Ball will follow CSYBA rules for more information see https://www.csyba.com/2023-fall-pony-rules?subseason=898925

 


2024 TEAM SPONSOR DRIVE

Many Thanks to our 2023 community partners and team sponsors.

We must cut off 2024 season sponsor shirt printing effective 3/25. If you sign up for a sponsorship after that date, we will be sure to add you to our website and social media list and efforts to promote your organization or business.

Please use the link below and help DGYB continue to improve youth baseball in your community. We are holding our participation fee's steady for 2024 in an effort to keep baseball affordable for everyone in our community. Support our partners visit the partners directory. Become a DGYB community partner sponsor one or more teams today.

Thank You- the DGYB Board of Directors

Email contacts

Our normal email server is experiencing difficulty. While we work on a resolution, please email us at dgybinformation@gmail.com

For fall ball email us at dgybfallbaseball@gmail.com

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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2024 Registration

Registration is closed for the Spring Season. It will open up early 2024


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